Metamorphoses for a Cavaillé-Coll Organ (Transcriptions of Russian Music) Sophie Rétaux

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2018

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02.03.2018

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  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110:
  • 1I. Largo (Arranged for Organ) 04:59
  • 2II. Allegro Molto (Arranged for Organ)03:46
  • 3III. Allegretto (Arranged for Organ) 05:09
  • 4IV. Largo (Arranged for Organ)05:19
  • 5V. Largo (Arranged for Organ) 04:56
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Visions fugitives, Op. 22:
  • 6XVIII. Con una dolce Lentezza (Arranged for Organ)01:35
  • 7IV. Animato (Arranged for Organ) 01:08
  • 8III. Allegretto (Arranged for Organ) 01:00
  • 9I. Lentamente (Arranged for Organ) 01:29
  • 10XVI. Dolente (Arranged for Organ) 01:45
  • 11XVII. Poetico (Arranged for Organ) 00:50
  • 12XII. Assai Moderato (Arranged for Organ)01:29
  • 13XI. Con Vivacita (Arranged for Organ) 01:33
  • 14XX. Lento (Arranged for Organ)02:16
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943):
  • 15Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (Arranged for Organ) 05:05
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): 'The Nutcracker', Op. 71:
  • 1612e. Dance of the Mirlitons. Andantino (Arranged for Organ) 02:32
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Scheherazade, Op. 35:
  • 17IV. Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. Ship Breaks upon a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman. Allegro molto. Vivo. Allegro non troppo Maestoso (Arranged for Organ) 14:46
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20:
  • 18Scène. Act 2, Scene 10 (Arranged for Organ)02:44
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff:
  • 19Prelude C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Arranged for Organ)04:47
  • Total Runtime01:07:08

Info for Metamorphoses for a Cavaillé-Coll Organ (Transcriptions of Russian Music)



The sonic aesthetics of the Cavaillé-Coll organ in the cathedral of Saint-Omer naturally combine refinement and opulence. This instrument is an ideal medium to convey the musical and sonic transformations presented in this recording: the transcriptions bring out surprising sounds and details of the original works, creating new and unique listening experiences.

The Cavaillé-Coll organ in the cathedral of Saint-Omer is testament to the skill and talent of its famous constructor. The instrument’s sonic aesthetics naturally combine refinement and opulence. The organ is thus an ideal medium to convey the musical and sonic transformations presented by this recording: Shostakovich’s string quartet movement, piano pieces by Prokofiev and Rachmaninov as well as orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky are all expanded by the transcriptions which bring out surprising sounds and details of the original works, creating new and unique listening experiences.

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